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Giving Well Life Lessons: Brian Rusch

Philanthropists and industry insiders share their experience and advice on intelligent giving Brian Rusch is executive director of the Human Thread Foundation, an international nonprofit that drives awareness about human dignity and human trafficking through interactive exhibitions, educational programming, and global campaigns. Here, he shares his thoughts on nonprofit collaboration, on approaching risk, and on the importance of engaging with youth. If we want nonprofits to

Youth Exchange alumnus works for peace with Dalai Lama, Tutu

Brian Rusch has worked with two of the most influential men of the last 100 years: first the Dalai Lama and, today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “I’ve been inspired by working with them, and I know we can do so much more to reach a new generation with their teachings,” says Rusch, who in June 2015 became executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. A Rotary Youth Exchange alumnus, Rusch started his professional life in the world of fashion media, but he was inspired t